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Pat Kelsey resigns
XU said today that associate head coach Pat Kelsey is stepping down for personal reasons and evaluating opportunities outside coaching. “I want to thank everyone at Xavier as it is truly a special place,” Kelsey said in a statement. “Chris Mack is one...
Posted: 5/16/2011 2:19 PM in Xavier Sports
XU track update
Tommy Kauffmann became the first Xavier male athlete to capture an outdoor track and field individual championship by winning the 10,000-meter run in 29:54.09 at the Atlantic 10 Championships in Charlotte, N.C., last weekend. Musketeers athletes set several...
Posted: 5/12/2011 1:58 AM in Xavier Sports
Waugh adds Brian Neal to staff
From XU: Xavier women’s basketball head coach Amy Waugh announced today that she has hired Brian Neal to fill one of the assistant coach openings on her staff. Neal spent the past seven seasons as the head coach at Thomas More College. “I am excited to...
Posted: 5/11/2011 11:19 AM in Xavier Sports
Mack on the new deal
Chris Mack said was appreciative and very humbled that XU offered such a strong commitment to himself and his family with the new seven-year agreement, and said he was “extremely excited about the future of Xavier basketball.” When he accepted the job,...
Posted: 5/10/2011 5:39 PM in Xavier Sports
Chris Mack gets 7-year deal with Xavier
Xavier and Chris Mack have agreed to a new seven-year deal that will keep the third-year men’s basketball coach at the helm of the Musketeers’ program through the 2017-18 season. The agreement makes him the highest paid coach in school history. As a private...
Posted: 5/10/2011 3:55 PM in Xavier Sports
Thornton leaving, Growe promoted
Brian Thornton has accepted an assistant coaching job at Furman in South Carolina. Thornton, 28, was the Musketeers’ Director of Basketball Operations the last two seasons. Two-year graduate assistant Jeremy Growe has been promoted to XU’s DBO. Growe...
Posted: 5/10/2011 3:02 PM in Xavier Sports
XU adds home-and-home with Vandy
If you thought XU’s non-conference schedule next season was tough – well, it just got tougher. The Musketeers added Vanderbilt in a home-and-home that begins in Nashville next season. Vandy is loaded with veterans, including guys that decided not pursue...
Posted: 5/10/2011 1:11 PM in Xavier Sports
Holloway math
Tu Holloway wants to finish his XU career with 2,000 points, 500 assists and 500 rebounds. He currently has 1,238 points, 307 rebounds and 384 assists. If my math is right – and I will remind you that I was an English major – he needs 762 points, 193...
Posted: 5/8/2011 5:11 PM in Xavier Sports
Sim sighting, other odds and ends
I had a chance to shake hands today with 7-foot-4 Sim Bhullar from XU’s 2012 recruiting class. He was here on campus with Negus Webster-Chan, a 6-foot-7 swingman who decommitted from Louisville several weeks ago and is a Huntington Prep teammate of Sim’s....
Posted: 5/8/2011 4:54 PM in Xavier Sports
Chris Mack’s presser on Holloway’s decision
Today Chris Mack had a press conference at Cintas Center to talk about Tu Holloway’s return to Xavier for his senior season. Here’s the bulk of it, starting with his opening statement: CM: Obviously really excited (and)…I think most importantly, Tu made...
Posted: 5/8/2011 4:30 PM in Xavier Sports
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